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Old 08-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #31
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Map out a ride and post up a report.
I'm trying to get all of my gear sorted out and purchased. Starting from nothing, with a non-existent budget is making this a little slow!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:36 PM   #32
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I just checked this thread out cause it was the bike i drove to highschool when i turned 16. Damn that makes me all nostalgic. I think i weighd around 140lbs then and i would top out round 75(indicated) and a remember if i got into a flat track racers tuck it'd creep up to 80 . I ran that bike WFO everywhere i went and she never missed a beat. At that time i was still racing motocross so when i took it off road i beat on it like it was my motocross bike and i could't break it. Wish they still made it cause that 230l just dosent do it for me. I ride a dr650se(and sometimes a qingqi200 that i got pretty much free) and i'd love to have that xrl for some minimalist touring and trail riding as the dr is to piggy on tight technical trails and i'm just not to sure bout the qinqi to take a long distance tour on it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:01 PM   #33
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Puke New 1993 Honda XR250L owner!

Just bought it last weekend, nice, for a 93'. Changed oil, plug, WD-40 everything, and greased throttle assembly.

Took it down the road, and WOW, this thing runs very good!

BTW, lights are rigged, but works, and for $300.00, I'm NOT complaining!!

going to make an excellent woods bike!!

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #34
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Would any XR250L (U.S. models) owners be kind enough to measure the width of the rear hub, or the width of the inside of the rear swingarm where the axle goes?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #35
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Hey all, I'm trying to find a dualsport that can handle 60-65mph comfortably without it being too vibey. I know the XR can handle the speed but I need to ride like 30 minutes on the highway to get to a trail, will this think rattle my noggin too much? Thanks
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:37 PM   #36
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It'll be buzzy

She'll do it but I'd say 30 miles would be about as much as you'd want to do unless you're an Adventure Rider. You'll be glad to hit the trails when you get there.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:51 PM   #37
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Would any XR250L (U.S. models) owners be kind enough to measure the width of the rear hub, or the width of the inside of the rear swingarm where the axle goes?
I've got a spare swingarm at home. I'll get the numbers posted in here for you. Do you need imperial measurements or commie-meters?
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:18 AM   #38
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1993 xr250l

I bought and fixed up this XR250L from a friend of mine that had hit a deer with it. I rejetted the carb and wire the accelerator pump open to get rid of the bog. The bike runs great. The suspention is next.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #39
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First bike!

Just bought my first bike -- a 1992 XR250L. A bit tired, but I wanted something that wouldn't make me cry when I dropped it. Should be great for learning on the dirt roads around here.

Off to MSF Basic this weekend!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #40
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Just bought my first bike -- a 1992 XR250L. A bit tired, but I wanted something that wouldn't make me cry when I dropped it. Should be great for learning on the dirt roads around here.

Off to MSF Basic this weekend!
Hey, how did your MSF course go? Out riding around on the 250 yet.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #41
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The class was great -- I had a TW200, which was big fun. Got the motorcycle endorsement added to my license yesterday, and a new full-face helmet.

Picking up the XR tomorrow. It needs street-legal tires and state inspection, so our first ride won't be until next week.

The plan is to avoid traffic as much as possible until we get used to each other. I know that I need to be spending a lot less of my attention budget on the bike and more on what's around me.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #42
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The class was great -- I had a TW200, which was big fun. Got the motorcycle endorsement added to my license yesterday, and a new full-face helmet.

Picking up the XR tomorrow. It needs street-legal tires and state inspection, so our first ride won't be until next week.
Congrats on finishing the class. And they had a TW for you! That's great.

I usually run DOT knobbies on my XR since I ride trails quite a bit. If you're going to be on asphalt most of the time, I've run Avon Distazia with good results.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #43
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Double check my thinking...

I learned that the way to adjust the mixture screw on my 250L is to get the bike good and warmed up, turn the screw in until it's lightly seated, then back it out until the RPMs peak. Then maybe turn it out just a smidge more and it's good.

So if peak RPMs are achieved with the mixture screw all the way in that indicates a too-rich pilot jet. Correct?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #44
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Puke Experimenting with starting procedures, XR250L

Alright:

Cold = Choke, no gas, never takes more than 3 kicks to start

Warm = 1/2 choke, no gas, never takes more than 3 kicks to start

Hot = no choke, no gas, never takes more than 3 kicks to start

(note - Rarely, does it start on the first kick, normally 2-3 kicks to start, no matter what I do!)
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1989 Honda Transalp (Gotta get it dirtier!)
2000 BMW R1100RT (Iron Butt Qualified)
1993 Honda XR250L (Great woods bike)
Misc mini-bikes (71 Honda Z50, 75 Honda XL70, 73 CT70, 79 XR80)
1973 Suzuki TM125 (vintage racer)
1974 Suzuki TM100 (Racer, when it's repaired!)
Misc motorcycle crap from many swapmeets!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #45
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There really is no such thing as a 5 minute job!

1989 Honda Transalp (Gotta get it dirtier!)
2000 BMW R1100RT (Iron Butt Qualified)
1993 Honda XR250L (Great woods bike)
Misc mini-bikes (71 Honda Z50, 75 Honda XL70, 73 CT70, 79 XR80)
1973 Suzuki TM125 (vintage racer)
1974 Suzuki TM100 (Racer, when it's repaired!)
Misc motorcycle crap from many swapmeets!
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